Grant Murdoch – Non Executive Director – Former Partner EY

Grant is a Non Executive Director and Corporate Advisor with a coveted portfolio that includes listed, private and Not for Profit organisations. 

Grant has over 39 years chartered accountancy experience. For 8 years, from 2004 to 2008, he headed the Corporate Finance Team for Ernst & Young Queensland overseeing a doubling of revenue over that time (including the GFC). In addition to these responsibilities Grant was an audit partner from 1980 to 2000.

During this time with Ernst & Young he:

Lead the TAS team for the re-capitalisation of Transpacific through the investment by Warburg Pincus, which was recognised in the UK Magazine Transaction Quarterly

Lead the engagement team on a number of QLD Government asset sales, including the recent $3bn sale of Queensland Motorways and Golden Casket

Lead the engagement team on many significant IPOs, including Transpacific and Wotif

Qualifications:

  • Master of Commerce (Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Graduate of Kellogg Advanced Executive Program, North Western University, Chicago, USA (1988)
  • Advanced Leadership Program, North Western University, Chicago, USA (1998)
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (past Chairman at the Queensland Committee and Member of the National Professional Standards Committee)
  • Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Public Practice Certificate, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (prior Chairman of the Canterbury/Westland Branch – 1990)

Grant’s ability to accurately and methodically piece together sometimes disjointed scenarios consistently yields excellent results.

Current Board roles

Past Boards

  • Past Non-Executive Director of Cardno (member of the audit committee)
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Endeavour Foundation (Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit Committee and the Property Committee)

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